Accession Number : ADA259862


Title :   ControlShell: A Real-Time Software Framework


Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. Jan-Mar 1992


Corporate Author : DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Latombe, J C ; Cannon, Jr ,, R H ; Schneider, S A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259862.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : We are creating a new paradigm for building and maintaining complex real-time software systems for the control of moving mechanical systems. This objective is being met through the simultaneous development of both a powerful software environment and cogent motion planning and control capabilities. Our research concentrates on three key areas: Building an innovative, powerful real- time software framework, 9 Implementing new distributed control architectures for intelligent mechanical systems, and 9 Developing distribution architectures and new algorithms for the computationally hard motion planning and direction problem. Perhaps more importantly, we are working on the vertical integration of these technologies into a powerful, working system. It is only through this coordinated, cooperative approach that a truly revolutionary, usable architecture can result.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *REAL TIME , *SYSTEMS APPROACH , ALGORITHMS , MOTION , PLANNING , INTEGRATION , CONTROL , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE